Piccillo Challenges Ginny Brown-Waite to Return Thousands in WellPoint “Blood Money”


Congresswoman Brown-Waite Took Thousands from Scandal Plagued WellPoint Insurance

Piccillo: “WellPoint's greedy price-hike scheme is right out of the Wall Street handbook; designed to make them rich while families lose their health care coverage.”


Land O Lakes, FL- Jim Piccillo, the leading opponent to Congresswoman Ginny Brown- Waite, called on her today to return the $2,000 in campaign contributions she took from the controversial insurance company WellPoint. Piccillo issued this challenge after weekend reports revealed that WellPoint insurance increased their premiums by 39% only days after posting a $2.7 Billion profit last fiscal quarter.


“I support bringing down monthly insurance premiums for Florida's families through common-sense reforms to our health care system. Ginny Brown-Waite voted for a health care bill that would take six years to achieve 3% savings in health care premiums for 8 out of 10 Americans. She voted for that bill to protect the same insurance companies, like WellPoint, that pumped over $150,000 into her campaign during last year's health care debate. It should make people wonder who Ginny Brown-Waite is really working for; big insurance companies or us, her constituents,” said Piccillo.


Piccillo is running for Congress to restore common-sense by holding greedy insurance companies and other special interests accountable while Florida families struggle to make ends meet during this crippling recession that has the district facing record unemployment levels.


“What WellPoint did disgusts me. They are the perfect example of what's wrong with the American health care system today. WellPoint's greedy price-hike scheme is right out of the Wall Street handbook; designed to make them rich while families lose their health care coverage. That's why Ginny Brown-Waite should return the $2,000.00 she took from them for her campaign. WellPoint's blood money has no place in this campaign,” concluded Piccillo.


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